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Thurs: 8:30–7:30
Fri: 8:30–12:30

(732) 222-8221

910 Oceanport Way
PO Box 370
Oceanport, NJ 07757

GOVERNING  BODY

Mayor & Borough Council

Oceanport operates under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The Borough form is often referred to as a “weak mayor-strong council” form. The mayor retains all general law authority, presides over council meetings and can vote in the case of a tie. The mayor appoints, with the advice and consent of council, all subordinate officers of the municipality. The council is the legislative body of the Borough. All executive responsibilities not placed in the office of the Mayor by general law or the Borough law remain with the council.

The Borough Council is comprised of six members, elected by the public in partisan elections for three-year terms of office on a staggered schedule, with two seats coming up for election each year. All members have equal power and may vote on all issues. The Mayor is elected by the public in partisan elections for a four-year term of office.

MEET THE GOVERNING BODY

 

Mayor John F. "Jay" Coffey, II

Photo of Mayor Jay Coffey
Phone: (732) 222-8221
Email:  [email protected]
Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Mayor's Message

Mayor's Message Jan/Feb2023

We said goodbye to 2022 and welcomed in 2023 and what I am most amazed at is how incredibly long it now takes me to scroll back to my “year of birth” when entering information on computer forms.  Its as if my computer is mocking me. This backwards scroll also serves to remind me how, at once, things change while they stay the same. The Borough of Oceanport is actually a great example of that. The Oceanport Historical Committee recently published its long-awaited celebration of Oceanport’s first 100 years – aptly titled “Oceanport, A Great Place To Live” -- and this meticulously researched, beautifully written and visually arresting retrospective of all things Oceanport documents how dramatically Oceanport’s infrastructure has changed while, at the same time, its small town sense of community and commitment to volunteerism have remained the same.


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Council President Richard A. Gallo

Photo of Mayor Jay Coffey

Phone: (732) 921-8482
Email:  [email protected] 
Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Committees: 
Chairman, Public Works 
Member, Health and Human Services 
Member, Planning and Development

Councilman William Deerin

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Phone: (908) 433-7279 
Email:  [email protected] 
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Committees: 
Chairman, Parks and Recreation 
Member, Health and Human Services 
Member, Public Works

Councilman Bryan Keeshen

Photo of Mayor Jay Coffey

Phone: (732) 904-2545 
Email: [email protected] 
Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Committees: 
Chairman, Public Safety 
Member, Planning and Development 
Member, Finance & Administration

Councilman Michael O'Brien

Photo of Mayor Jay Coffey

Phone:  (732) 222-8221
Email: [email protected]
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Committees: 
Chairman, Finance and Administration
Member,  Public Works & Engineering
Member, Parks and Recreation

Councilman Keith Salnick

Photo of Councilman Salnick

Phone: (732) 222-8221
Email:  [email protected] 
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Committees: 
Chairman, Health & Human Services
Member, Parks & Recreation
Member, Public Safety

Councilman Thomas J. Tvrdik

Photo of Councilman Tvrdik

Phone: (732) 804-0944
Email: [email protected]
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Committees: 
Chairman, Planning & Development 
Member, Finance & Administration
Member, Public Safety

Upcoming Meetings

16 Feb
Mayor & Council
Date 02.16.2023 7:00 pm
2 Mar
Mayor & Council
03.02.2023 7:00 pm
16 Mar
Mayor & Council
03.16.2023 7:00 pm
6 Apr
Mayor & Council
04.06.2023 7:00 pm
20 Apr
Mayor & Council
04.20.2023 7:00 pm

Budgets & Audits & Financials

NOTICE:  Email received by or sent to Borough officials is subject to the Open Public Records Act [OPRA]. This means that absent some specific privilege, all such communications are considered a public record and are subject to publication and/or dissemination to the public upon request. 

 
COUNCIL COMMITTEES

PUBLIC SAFETY:

Police, Fire, First Aid, OEM, Cable & Technology

 

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION:

Finance, Administration, Capital Improvement, Insurance


PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT:

Planning Board, Economic Development, Ordinances, Utilities, Construction

 

PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING:

Building & Grounds, Public Works, Engineering, Sanitation, Recycling

PARKS & RECREATIONS:

Parks and Recreation, Shade Tree, Seniors, Public Information, Special Events

 

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES:

Health Education, Coastal Drug Alliance, Flood Mitigation, Water Watch, Library, Environmental. Commission